About

Founded in 2013, SweepSouth has modernised and disrupted the cleaning industry by providing Domestic Workers with a platform to create happy homes through dignified, flexible work at living-wage rates. While our platform ensures that our independently contracted Domestic Workers (called SweepStars) are provided with dignified work opportunities, we realised there was a need in the market to help private employers do the right thing and ensure that their Domestic Workers are well looked after if they became too ill to work or passed away unexpectedly.

The “Do Right” policy is structured as a “fringe benefit”. This means the employer (policyholder) owns the policy on the life of the Domestic Worker (Life Assured) and pays the premium for the chosen benefit level. The Domestic Worker (Life Assured) chooses the nominated beneficiary who will receive the benefit if a claim arises. The insurer will underwrite the policy from a South African ID number or a foreign passport number as long as the Life Assured is residing in South Africa.

The insurance product is underwritten by Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Ltd who is an Authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP 15283) and distributed through Surestart Online Financial Services (Pty) Ltd which is an Authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP 47233). Surestart is registered for intermediary services only and cannot provide advice – only factual information to help the policyholder make an informed decision.